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Great Place to work 2012 for "Seniors"

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Lead Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I have been working at Ciena full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

1. Casual Work Environment
2. No need to inform your supervisor for Leaves, just take and then say "unplanned leave"
3. Full of extra curricular activities, nothing technical.
4. Informed (not Mock) Fire Drill every 6 months
5. Annual Party thrown at Five Star Hotel
6. Developes everything in software viz. DSP, drivers, embedded applications, user interface in india center only, but you won't get everything to learn because you will be tied up with just one module for years, after all they want to develop expertise for themselves.
7. Very Good in hand salary

Cons

1. No career growth
2. Either No or very high work pressure
3. Every hour verbal reporting, email reporting is additional
4. Management hardly knows people managment, just puppets of their foreign counterpart.
5. No defined criteria for promotions, may get based on your criticality
6. Reward program is extremely poor, basically management does not know when to reward an employee, for them it is always expected performance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do some full time management course

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

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  1.  

    The Optical / OTN Leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Ciena full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's good to work with good equipments, good hardware and software. The company is not so big and well managed. There are a lot of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    As a small company, HR is not very good, specially if you are not an employee from the headquarters. Also the employment process is too slow. It takes 2, sometimes 3 months to complete the whole process of interviewing and hiring someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people and cut some of the bureaucracy so the company can act faster if needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    One of the good places to work in Delhi NCR region (but not the great)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Ciena full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. Good Work culture
    2. Decent facilities.

    Cons

    1. No career growth plan for employees.
    2. Discrimination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should be more empathy and affinity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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